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Egypt’s Cabinet Toughens Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation

Egypt’s Cabinet Toughens Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation

 Perpetrators could be jailed for up to 20 years under amendments aimed at stamping out the ancient practice Egypt’s cabinet has toughened a law banning female genital mutilation (FGM) – imposing jail terms of up to 20 years as part of efforts to stamp out the ancient practice. Nearly 90% of Egyptian women and girls […]

Life Like A Girl: A Documentary That Celebrates Female Weightlifters in Egypt

Life Like A Girl: A Documentary That Celebrates Female Weightlifters in Egypt

On a busy street corner in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, an open-air training camp for female weightlifters has been inspiring women to reach the top of the sport for two decades – smashing taboos in the process. It also inspired Egyptian filmmaker Mayye Zayed to spotlight women’s success in the male-dominated sport in “Lift […]